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News:

29.11.23

New preprint from our lab; Investigating enzalutamide, a prostate cancer treatment, as a potential antiviral against common cold coronaviruses, we provide further evidence of an interplay between viruses and androgen signaling https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.11.25.568685v1

02.11.23

A new collaborative study in which GiotisLab was part of was accepted at Frontiers in Public Health https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1283113/abstract

 

23.10.23

Our lab was awarded $1,000 New Lab Award by Bon Opus Bio https://www.bonopusbio.com/grant-program

 

01.10.23

Tukur Abdullahi won the 2nd prize for the best Graduate Forum presentation of the University of Essex 2023. Well done Tukur!!

 

12.07.23

Stathis Giotis presented the latest work of the lab on androgens and viral susceptibility at the meeting on Viral Pseudotypes at Nottingham.

 

 

 

 

30.06.23

Professor Nelson Fernandez presented the results of our joint PhD student Tukur Abdullahi at the Immunopharmacology Convention 2023 in Varadero, Cuba.

 

21.06.23

Stathis Giotis was invited to give a talk at the Biosciences Conference at the University of East London

18.06.23

Stathis Giotis presented our recent work on bat viruses at the WSV2023 in Riga, Latvia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.06.2023

A new preprint was released on biorxiv: Serological evidence of high pathogenicity virus infection in Eidolon helvum fruit bats in Nigeria https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.06.14.544916v1

20.04.2023

Riaz Somji and Tukur Abdullahi presented their work on mTOR and host innate immune responses to seasonal coronaviruses at the Microbiology Society annual conference in Birmingham

20.01.2023

Lab outing to the 3 wise monkeys in Colchester

 

 

 

08.12.22

A review paper was published in Viruses; Giotis, E.S.; Cil, E.; Brooke, G.N. Use of Antiandrogens as Therapeutic Agents in COVID-19 Patients. Viruses2022, 14, 2728. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14122728

02.12.22

Great meeting on pseudotyping by VPU at NIBSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01.12.22

Stathis Giotis is accepted as a member of the UKRI/BBSRC panel of experts

04.11.22

A preprint review on anti androgens as COVID-19 was released in collaboration with Greg Brooke's group at Essex

https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202211.0075/v1

15.09.22

Celebrating the retirement of Professor Mike Skinner at Imperial College. Happy retirement Mike!

 

19.07.22

Celebrating our last lab meeting for the Summer and the heatwave in Essex

 

 

25.05.2022

Stathis Giotis contributed to an article by Helen Collis at politico.eu about monkeypox and vaccines

https://www.politico.eu/article/countries-administer-monkeypox-vaccine-as-who-warns-of-limited-supplies/

02.05.2022

Riaz Somji and Tiffany Teoh joined our lab to do a PhD (3-years) and Masters by Dissertation (MSD; 1 year) respectively.

Wellcome!

04-07.04.2022

Ogunjinmi (Dami) Oluwadamilola and Stathis Giotis presented (poster and oral presentations) at the annual conference of the UK Microbiology Society, which was held in Belfast (4-7 April 2022).

15.03.2022

Tukur Abdullahi from Nigeria is the newest member of our lab. His PhD will be focused on the comparative host innate responses to seasonal coronaviruses.

21.02.2022

Our paper 'Naïve Human Macrophages Are Refractory to SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Exhibit a Modest Inflammatory Response Early in Infection' is now published in Viruses

https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/14/2/441

05.02.2022

A new preprint was released on bioRxiv: Primary human macrophages exhibit a modest inflammatory response early in SARS-CoV-2 infection

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.02.02.478897v1

21.01.2022

Stathis Giotis, David Matthews and Jacqueline Smith are editors of the research topic 'Host innate immune responses to infections by avian- and bat-borne viruses volume II' in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/31807/host-innate-immune-responses-to-infections-by-avian--and-bat-borne-viruses-volume-ii

09.12.2021

Stathis Giotis spoke on BBC London about the Omicron variant and the recently introduced measures to slow its spread in the UK

http://my.tvey.es/w3FCd

24.11.2021         

Stathis Giotis was interviewed by East Anglian daily times on COVID-19 and his opinion  was hosted in the main article of 24.11.2021

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/health/suffolk-enhanced-response-area-exit-likely-8511602

20.10.2021

Stathis Giotis was interviewed by the BBC Essex radio morning show about COVID-19 vaccines and the need to reintroduce some restriction measures in light of the rising cases of COVID-19 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09x4zlr

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